FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — One of two brothers charged in a South Florida terrorism support case is asking a judge to release him on bail.
A detention hearing is set Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale federal court for 20-year-old Raees Alam Qazi. He and older brother Sheheryar Alam Qazi are accused of providing material support to terrorists and attempting to obtain a weapon of mass destruction. Both have pleaded not guilty.
Prosecutors could reveal more details about the purported plot and what targets the two were allegedly attempting to strike. It's also not clear how far along the alleged plot was and whether the men had connections to overseas terror groups such as al-Qaida.
The brothers are naturalized U.S. citizens originally from Pakistan. The face life in prison if convicted of both charges.